Definition of trifluoperazine in English:

trifluoperazine

noun

Medicine
  • An antipsychotic and sedative drug related to phenothiazine.

    • ‘Haloperidol, chlorpromazine, trifluoperazine, pericycline, prochlorperazine, and fluphenazine are incriminated, but thioridazine may be the worst.’
    • ‘There has only been one trial of an antipsychotic drug, trifluoperazine, for generalised anxiety disorder.’
    • ‘While trifluoperazine was not associated with any toxic effects, only three cases were observed.’
    • ‘They were treated with either continuous antipsychotic maintenance therapy or intermittent therapy using either haloperidol, chlorpromazine, trifluoperazine, or fluphenazine.’
    • ‘For example, trifluoperazine was used this semester for the second time.’

Origin

1950s: from tri- + fluo(rine) + (pi)perazine.

Pronunciation:

trifluoperazine

/trīˌflo͞oōˈperəˌzēn/